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Dankotuwa, Puttalam

Dankotuwa, a quaint town in the Puttalam District of Sri Lanka's North Western Province, is known for its serene environment, agricultural roots, and industrial significance. Situated about 12 km from Negombo and 47 km from Colombo, Dankotuwa serves as a junction connecting key towns and cities. The town is renowned for its lush coconut plantations and paddy fields, which play a crucial role in the local economy. Additionally, Dankotuwa is home to the famous Dankotuwa Porcelain, a leading manufacturer of high-quality porcelain tableware that has gained international acclaim
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The community in Dankotuwa is diverse, with a harmonious blend of Sinhalese, Tamil, and Muslim residents. This cultural diversity is reflected in the town’s numerous places of worship, including temples, churches, and mosques, which celebrate various religious festivals throughout the year. The town's climate is tropical, with warm temperatures and high humidity, making it ideal for agriculture and outdoor activities.
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City Insights

tick iconStrategically situated in the Puttalam District, approximately 12 km from Negombo and 47 km from Colombo.
tick iconWell-developed road network with regular bus services and nearby train stations in Negombo and Chilaw.
tick iconEconomy is predominantly based on agriculture, fishing, and porcelain manufacturing.
tick iconDiverse cultural heritage with a mix of ethnicities and religions, reflected in local festivals and traditions.
tick iconStrong community ties and a welcoming atmosphere, with ongoing developments improving living standards.

Known Landmarks

  • Main Street - Dankotuwa

  • Dankotuwa Vividha Sewa Samupakara Samithiya

  • Lanka IOC - Dankotuwa

  • Church - Dankotuwa

  • Singer - Dankotuwa

Connectivity

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Bus Routes

926Chilaw - Koswatta - Dankotuwa
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Nearest Train Stations

2.7kmBolawatta Railway Station
5.6kmBorelessa Railway Station

New Developments

tick iconCurrently, there are no new developments reported in this area.
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What’s great here?

tick iconWell-maintained road networks and reliable public transportation.
tick iconNearby train stations providing additional travel options.
tick iconBeautiful natural surroundings with lush paddy fields and coconut plantations.
tick iconAccess to essential services and vibrant local markets.
tick iconGenerally low crime rates and a strong sense of community security.
tick iconLush green landscapes promoting a healthy and tranquil living environment.
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What needs attention?

tick iconLimited public transport options in terms of bus routes and frequency.
tick iconA need for better street lighting and pedestrian safety in inner road networks.
tick iconNeed for more advanced private healthcare facilities and specialised medical services.
tick iconLimited entertainment options such as shopping centres and theatres.
tick iconOccasional incidence of crime in certain neighbourhoods.
tick iconInconsistent waste management practices in certain areas.

Neighbourhood Rating

3.8

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Connectivity & Commute3.5 out of 5
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Lifestyle & Facilities3 out of 5
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Safety & Security4 out of 5
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Environment4.5 out of 5

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